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ACtive living grey-bruce schedule

Week of June 15th - 21st

The following schedule is just a guideline. There's no right or wrong way to do this. If you don't like something - skip it! If you loved it, do it again.
Try adding in a social element - schedule a phone call with friends and do the same activity together or talk about it after you've done it.

Take a picture of your photo challenges, drawing ideas, or any of the other activities on this list! We want to see what you're up to! [email protected]


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Krystle welcomes you to the week!

Monday June 15th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here
Tip: Use the daily chronicle to reminisce about past events and discuss how they compare to today's events.

Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)
Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stree levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: What are some things you are most grateful for?

Balance and Flexibility part 1 - From the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Western University certified fitness instructor Kathy leads participants through basic balance training technique and tips followed by a variety of single leg exercises with modifications to challenge balance at all levels of ability -  Click Here

Explore the World with Virtual Tours -Collum's Lumber Products, Sawmill Tour - LOcated in Allendale SC, this video shows how they turn southern yellow pine trees into lumber. We hope this video sparks conversations and memories to share with others  : Click Here

Large Font Word Search Puzzle - FISH -  Click here for PUZZLE - Click here for ANSWERS

Guided Imagery for Relaxation - Forest Path - Allow words and music to evoke positive imaginary scenarios to help reduce agitation and offer a sense of calm and belonging -  Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge: – Something Blue
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives! We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

Daily Directed Drawing- using directed drawing videos is a fun way to practice drawing. Following along with the video. You can puase whenever you like, and replay the video at any time. Not interest in drawing? You may still enjoy this video set to calming music. - Click Here

• Extra Drawing Challenge -
1) Add a bit more detail to your drawing each day. Reflect on your sketch at the end of the week; how does it feel to have accomplished this?
2) start a collection of your drawings to look through from time to time.

• Finding Balance Exercise Poster - Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down on thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

• Dots and Boxes - Play online or print gamepad and play in Person - Click Here for INSTRUCTIONS and Here for GAME

Tuesday June 16th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  - made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtain Kriya Yoga / Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click herePracticing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: What traits did you inherit from your parents?

• Exercise with Us and Enjoy this Walking Tour- Paris France, Notre Dame to Eiffel Tower - Click Here
Set at a nice pace, enjoy this visually stimulating walking tour. Seated walking to follow along with the video is encouraged, when able. We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others. 


• Your Daily Dose of Good News - Click Here (Check back Daily)

• Photo of the Day Challenge - Take a picture at your favorite time of day
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives!

• Colouring Sheets- Colour online and/or print images and colour by hand 
Flowers - Click Here
Planet Earth - Click Here
Honey, Apple and Banana -  Click Here

• Tanagram Game Pad - create an exact copy of a structure depicted on the screen. Need some help? press the "hint" button, on the bottom right hand side of the page - click here

Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing and go from there.

• Father's Day Jeopardy Trivia - Click here for Questions and Click Here for ANSWERS

• Nostalgia Television - I Love Lucy - Click Here

Wednesday June 17th 

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write/Discuss: What were your favourite places to live, and what made it so special?

Minds in Motion - (video exercise program) - Click Here

The Nutcracler, Walt of the Flowers is coming to you! - Tune in every Wednesday at 8pm ET - Click Here

• No Bake Simple Recipe - Creamy Red Pepper Toast - click here

Affirmations - cursive/hand print at home and post somewhere you will see them
   i) I have been through hard things before and have survived them
   ii) This will not break me
   iii) I let go of what I can't change and do my best with what I can

• Daily Gratitude Journal - What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

• Junk Drawer Detective - Father's Day Theme - How many items can you find in this picture of a "junk drawer"?
Click Here for Image
List of Items
-a robot
-a remote control
-an american flag
-Father's Day card
-a cupcake
-Old Spice
-A shoehorn
-Bottle of Ketchup

Photo of the Day Challenge - Take a photo of your lunch

- No Bake Simple Recipe - Creamy Red Pepper Toast - click here

• Dice Games to play with Friends and Family - this week try Yahtzee - Click Here

Thursday June 18th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here   Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here)

Daily Guided Journal - Write or discuss: Of all the pets you've had what was your favourite?

Gentle Chair Yoga - Click Here for Video

Live Camera of the Tropical Reef Aquarium in Longbeach, CA Click Here
Containing 350,000 gallons of water and over 1,000 animals, the tropical reef habitat is the Aquarium of the Pacific's largest exhibit. The reef represents the famous "blue corner" off the coast of Palau, an area considered to be one of the most beautiful and diverse oceanic sites in the world. In addition to the marine animals, you may even catch a diver on cam giving an underwater lecture, cleaning the exhibit, or feeding the fish!

Live Diver Presentations
Monday-Friday
10:30 am
12:15 pm
2:30 pm
4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:30 am
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
4:15 pm 

• Inside the House Scavenger Hunt - Click Here

• Large Font Word Search Puzzle - Farm themed -  Click Here for puzzle and click here for Answers

• Play a Card Game
-War: Click Here
- Go Fish: Click Here

Photo of the Day ChallengeTake a photo of yourself
Use our daily photo prompts to get out your cameras and to get creative while recording moments from your every day lives! We would love to see your photos, please send to [email protected]

Every Thursday at 2pm Sign into Zoom with this link for Music and Memories - Join Michael K Myers (Classic Jazz/ Rock Style Music , Guitar) live today at 2:00p.m. Are you a care partner? Once zoom is set up and the music is playing, take this time for you! Click on link to be directed to zoom: Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood.

Matching puzzle: Wild times at the Zoo- Match the clues to the words associated with zoo animals. - Click Here

Friday June 19th

The Daily Chronicle - Click Here   Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - Write or Discuss: What do you remember about your marriage proposal? Not married? What is the most memorable proposal you have heard of?

Tai Chi - Click Here

• Exercises at the Kitchen Sink - Click Here

•  Arts for Alzheimer Care – Make together playdough / molding clay - Allow your loved one with dementia to help you as much as they are capable - adding the ingredients to the saucepan, mixing, stirring, kneading - it may take patience and require more time, but it will be worth it for the enjoyment of doing the activity together. - Click Here

Music for Memories- 1950’s sing along The Chordettes: lollipop  - Click Here

• Virtual Tour --Smithsonian’s National Zoo We hope this video sparks conversation and memories to share with others.  - Click Here

• BBC Reminiscence Archive - A number of reminiscence systems have been developed for people with dementia, based on photographs, photo books, boxes of objects and materials and interactive computer applications. The BBC wants to contribute to this growing set of supports for people with dementia and their carers by drawing on the enormous fund of photos, videos, and sound clips in its archives.
To begin, simply select a Theme (such as Sport, Events etc.) or a Decade (1930s, 1940s etc.) and choose whether you wish to have Image, Audio or Video content. The results are randomised each visit, however items can be ‘favourited’ to return to later - Click Here

• Colouring Sheets- Botanical Gardens - Click Here

Photo of the Day Challenge:  Where you sleep

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

Saturday June 20th

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts. 

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here 
(For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click herePracticing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal -
write or discuss: What was it like when you retired?

• Call a Friend or Family Member - Click here for activity suggestions to try on the phone or video call


• Photo of the day Challenge: The contents of your fridge. Extra challenge: take a photo of your favourite item in your fridge.

• Live Camera of Jellyfish tank- Long Beach, California, West Coast Sea Nettles. These sea nettles, a genus of jellyfish called Chrysaora, live at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Easy to maintain and beautiful and relaxing to behold, sea nettles are a popular exhibit in many aquariums.  - click here 

- Exercise Video -Balance and Flexibility Part 2 - From the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging, Western University certified fitness instructor, Kathy explains different balance concepts and leads participants through a variety of exercises to practice focused, distracted and preventative balance using a small exercise ball (any small prop can be used). - click here

• No Bake Simple Recipe -Peanut Butter Energy Bites  -  Click Here

• 5 Minute meditation for people living with dementia - click here

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

• Jigsaw Puzzles- Puzzles available in various sizes and categories – customize specifically to you! This weeks theme: National Park (48 pieces) - click here

 
Positive message hotline for seniors in self-isolation - A group of Calgary high school students have launched a free, positive message hotline for seniors in self-isolation. The Joy4All project offers a free telephone line and a friendly voice on the other end. The hotline is available by calling 1-877-JOY-4ALL and offers pre-recorded jokes, stories, motivational passages, and poems. 

• Tic Tac Toe - Play online and Printable Version

Sunday June 21st

• The Daily Chronicle - Click Here  Made to look like a mini newspaper, the daily chronicle pairs great with your morning coffee. Enjoy a quote of the day, historical happenings, famous birthdays, trivia and other fun facts.

• Kirtan Kriya Yoga/ Meditation - Click Here (For more information about Kirtain Kriya Yoga click here) Practicing for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.

• Daily Guided Journal - write or discuss: What do you remember most about Father’s day growing up?

Photo of the Day Challenge: Something that smells good (if you've got one you absolutely have to share it with us - [email protected])

Paint with Bob Ross calming video tutorials - Listen to Ross pleasantly narrate and feel your worries melt away with each stroke of his paint brush - Little House on the Road - Click Here

St. John's Therapy Dogs have gone digital - Be sure to subscribe to the channel so you can see more of our special dogs finding their way back into the hearts and minds of their friends, during this 'social distancing' time. A smile is guaranteed!  Click Here

Sort through photos and Memories - Sort through your photos from Father’s days, that have passed. Use photos as a springboard to reminisce – what does each photo remind you of? How does that memory make you feel?

• Songs of Faith with Joanne - Click Here

• Connect four - is a two-player game where players first choose a color and then take turns dropping one colored disc from the top of the grid. The pieces fall straight down, occupying the lowest available space within the column. The objective of the game is to be the first to form a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal line of four of one's own discs.  
- Online Version or Printable Version

• DementiAbility Gentle Chair Yoga - Click Here

• Daily Gratitude Journal- What are you grateful for today? Start with the tiniest detail. Write down one thing, and go from there.
Tip: Create a journal so that you can review what you are grateful for on a regular basis. This may prove to be helpful when reminiscing about past events, or when looking for something to boost your mood. 

• Double Trouble Game - Roll one die and double that number. Mark off your number. The first person to 5 in a row wins! Click Here for Game Sheet

Past Week's Schedules

Miss something from last week? - Click Here for Past Schedules

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